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Looking Beyond Opioids for Chronic Pain

Taking an active role in your pain care will help you need fewer doctors & pills  Posted Aug 28, 2016  More than 100 million Americans are living with ongoing pain and looking for solutions. Earlier this year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended prescribers limit opioids for most people with chronic pain, mainly because…

Opioids and chronic pain

by Niccole Caan, KVII Wednesday, October 9th 2019 Opioids and chronic pain (Source: KVII Photo) NOTE: To view photos or videos go to the link listed below. AMARILLO (KVII) — The federal government declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 70,000 people died in…

CSC Advises Against Misapplication of the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Some policies, practices attributed to the Guideline are inconsistent with its recommendations Media Statement Embargoed Until: Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 5 PM, EDT Contact: Media Relations (404) 639-3286 In a new commentaryexternal icon in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), authors of the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (Guideline) advise against misapplication of the Guideline that can…

Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids

U.S. agencies warn doctors not to abruptly cut off the medications for long-time users ————————————- By Claudia Wallis on April 19, 2019 Pain Patients Get Relief from War on Opioids Credit: Getty Images Ever since U.S. health authorities began cracking down on opioid prescriptions about five years ago, one vulnerable group has suffered serious collateral…